Chanukkah lights beams towns of Moldova – Many hundreds of Jews took part in Chanukkah events across Moldova. Large menorahs that were lit by Rabbi Abelsky and Rabbi Shmuel Zalmanov, lighting candles every night in the synagogue. Holiday events, distribution of menorahs, and of course sweet donuts to everyone.
Many hundreds of Jews of Kishinev, Bendery and Tiraspol took part in the joy of Sukkot, congratulated and shook the four species. A lean and compact Sukkah were prepared to reach Jews who arrived in the Sukkah.
About 200 people gathered in the synagogue, for correct and kosher entering the new Jewish year, ask forgiveness for mistakes and forgive those who offended, to wish each other a good and sweet year in all areas of life!
On the eve of Rosh Hashanah October 2 evening in the synagogue we had an special prayer and meal. To congratulate Jews with new year came distinguished guests, among whom was and US Ambassador in Moldova James Pettit.
Moldova celebrated the day of national minorities. After all, a lot of us are in Moldova! In addition to kosher treats and delicious kosher wine, to the Jews was given an opportunity to put on tefillin right there in the street. Some did it for the first time! Mazal Tov! There were those who first in their life heard the sounds of shofar.